Water is wonderful and scary. I love walking alongside rivers and watching the tide come in at the coast. And yet I can’t swim. I’ve tried to learn several times, but something in my head always seems to interfere, telling me that it’s impossible for me to float and that the water will close over my head.
It’s irrational of course. But water has always meant excitement and danger. The oceans remind us of voyages of discovery to new lands but every horror fan knows that Dracula also travelled by sea .
You never know which way the undercurrents will go.
Damian Mark Whittle